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Three underage inmates who may have escaped from a Louisiana detention center Saturday morning with the help of a security officer have all been caught and taken into custody, officials said.
The Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office on Saturday issued a statement warning the community that security guard Victoria Tune, 21, TyJuan Lafitte and Jeremiah Durham, both 17, and 15-year-old Na’Varaya Lane may have helped escape from the Ware. Youth Detention. Center in Coushatta, Louisiana, in a white 2010 Pontiac G6. A day later, the office announced that the inmates had been caught and taken into custody.
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The inmates were detained in Texas around 2 a.m. Sunday by Houston police after investigators found the getaway car in a motel parking lot, the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Investigators monitored the vacant vehicle for several hours before the suspects returned to it, after which the inmates and Tune were surrounded and arrested, the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
In a joint effort of the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, the LA State Police Troop G Investigations Unit, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, the LA Fusion Center and the Houston Police Department Crime Suppression Team, the unoccupied getaway car was by Victoria Tune was located in the parking lot of a Houston motel, where it had been under HPD’s surveillance for several hours,” the statement read.
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“All suspects will be extradited to Louisiana where they will face additional charges for the escape,” the statement continued.
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The incident came within a week of a case in Alabama that attracted national attention in which security officer Vicky White helped inmate Casey White escape prison. The prisoner was recaptured Monday after the two crashed their car and were surrounded by law enforcement officers. Vicky White committed suicide during the attempted arrest.